Zaza Pachulia returned from an eight-game absence with a shoulder injury on Thursday and had six points, four rebounds, a steal and four blocks in 18 minutes.
There are rumors floating around that Andrew Bogut is soon to be heading back to the Warriors, which would be bad news for Pachulia. But then again, he wasn't really worth owning even when starting for the Dubs.
Skal Labissiere got his best chance as a pro and made it count against the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring a career-high 12 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 14 minutes.
He only scored a grand total of 20 points in his previous NBA games in his career. While the Kings were trying to groom Labissiere as a perimeter guy over the summer, they're going to keep him focused on things he can do well before expanding his game. While we're expecting him to trend up, he's still only worth a look in deep leagues.
Kevin Durant fought through a left hand injury and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes of Thursday's 123-113 win over the Clippers.
While he might have done even more had he not gone to the locker room for X-rays, owners aren't about to complain about this one, especially with just one turnover. Durant appears to have avoided a serious injury, as it's just being called a hand contusion, so look for him to keep rolling over the final several weeks of the season.
Draymond Green was quiet in the box score Thursday, finishing with seven points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals, six turnovers and five fouls in just 23 minutes of a 123-113 win over the Clippers.
He was not, however, quiet on the sidelines, picking up a technical foul, shouting at coach Steve Kerr, and while being babysat by David West and screaming from the sidelines for much of the third quarter. Green is still a front-runner for the Defensive Player of the Year Award and still a fantasy force on most nights, but he might have let his emotions get the best of him in this one.
Ben McLemore scored 10 points in the starting lineup against the Nuggets on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.
While he didn't have his worst game, Tyreke Evans and Buddy Hield were more impressive off the bench. McLemore still deserves a lot of credit for averaging 12.8 points per game in his previous February outings, which destroys his 1.7 points per game in January. He's only worth a look in deep leagues.
Darren Collison made 5-of-13 from the field for 15 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.
Not much analysis needed on Collison here. His fantasy owners can thank their lucky stars he wasn't traded because he should be putting up big numbers as the top offensive weapon for the Kings going forward. He should flirt with top-50 value the rest of the way.
Brice Johnson (back) made his season debut on Thursday and played three scoreless minutes against the Warriors.
He's been laid up with a bad back all season so it was nice to see him on the court tonight. However, there's very little chance he'll be worth owning in any fantasy league this season, unless the Clippers decide to rest all their starters at some point in the final 10 days of the regular season.
Anthony Tolliver played 31 minutes in a start against the Nuggets on Thursday with three points, eight rebounds and three assists.
Based on how Skal Labissiere looked, Tolliver's minutes should start to trend down. Unless you really need treys from the power forward spot, leave Tolliver on the wire.